Santa Ready for Duty

It was a big night Thursday night at Bonita Lakes Mall. The mall held its fourth annual Santa arrival parade with two bands and tons of kids. Santa was enjoying the festivities, too.

“Well, I'm very happy to be in Meridian, Miss., and I'd like to welcome all the kids to come down and see me while they have a chance," said Santa. "And I'll be here until Christmas and it was a long way down here.“

The mall's marketing director says Santa will be at the mall until Christmas Eve.